Our Team

Strong partnerships start with people, from a talented and ambitious management team to a collaborative and diverse group of investors.

TJ Gupta – Managing Partner

tj@riveriagroup.com

TJ Gupta is the founding member of Riveria Investment Group. He is responsible for all aspects of investment management including the development of Riveria’s investment criteria and thesis, executing investments, and actively managing existing portfolio company performance. Tj has held numerous board positions across multiple industries and has been accredited as an active board member known for his ability to navigate complex situations as well as formulate valuable growth strategies.

Hobbies:
  • Spending time with abnormally large family
  • Travelling anywhere with a beach
  • Being terribly inefficient at the Gym
  • Anything BBQ related
Previous Experience:
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Stripes Group
  • University of Virginia

Jon Testani – Vice President

(212) 935-8133   jon.testani@riveriagroup.com

Jon Testani is a Vice President at Riveria Investment Group. He is responsible for deal sourcing, new investment evaluation and supporting Riveria portfolio company initiatives. He is a board observer or member at a majority of Riveria’s portfolio companies.

Hobbies:
  • Exercising outdoors regardless of freezing temperatures
  • Reliving former college Baseball glory days by any means possible
  • Updating the office (almost daily), of pop culture podcasts
Previous Experience:
  • University of Connecticut

Andrew Bregna – Vice President

(212) 867-8649   andrew.bregna@riveriagroup.com

Andrew Bregna is a Vice President at Riveria Investment Group. He is responsible for analyzing, evaluating, and due diligence surrounding new platform investments. He is also responsible for monitoring investments made by the firm as well as supporting portfolio company growth initiatives.

Hobbies:
  • FC Barcelona (even without Lionel Messi)
  • Running, skiing, and if absolutely necessary, playing soccer
  • Live Sporting Events
Previous Experience:
  • Lapides Asset Management
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Sacred Heart University (MS, BS)

Charles Hall – Associate

(212) 252-2269   charles.hall@riveriagroup.com

Charles Hall is an Associate at Riveria Investment Group. He is responsible for deal sourcing, new investment evaluation, and supporting Riveria portfolio company initiatives. Charles performs diligence on potential investments as well as add-on companies.

Hobbies:
  • Boston Bruins fanatic
  • Golfing (especially birdie putts)
  • Playing in men’s league hockey
Previous Experience:
  • Duff & Phelps M&A
  • Aviditi Advisors
  • University of Virginia

Elie Alcantara – Assistant

(212) 203-8319 elie.alcantara@riveriagroup.com

Elie Alcantara is an Assistant at Riveria Investment Group. He manages the daily administrative activities of the office and works on special ad-hoc projects.

Hobbies:
  • Cooking (considers himself a friendlier Gordon Ramsay)
  • Being surrounded by family, which has more pets than humans
Previous Experience:
  • Beldock, Levine and Hoffman
  • Park Avenue Associates

Minire Seferaj– Assistant

(212) 203-8319 minire@riveriagroup.com

Minire Seferaj is an Assistant at Riveria Investment Group. She helps the Riveria team coordinate the daily administrative activities of the office and manages the day-to-day schedules of Riveria’s investment professionals

Hobbies:
  • Watching the newest Netflix show minutes after its released
  • Spending time with family and friends
Previous Experience:
  • Paralegal
  • Corporate Event Planning

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